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Foundation North Grants Millions for Community Initiatives

Foundation North Grants Over Thirty Nine Million Dollars for Community Initiatives And Amenities in Auckland And Northland

Foundation North, the community trust for Auckland and Northland, has approved grants totalling $39, 208, 566.00 for the year beginning 1 April 2015 to date to not-for-profit organisations and community initiatives in the region.

The single largest grant in the year to date, and one of the largest in the Foundation’s history, was $4,111,172, made through the Catalysts for Change programme. This grant will be paid out over five years, to support a major initiative called Te Ira. This new entity is designed to support whānau/families to break cycles of disadvantage, and is a collaboration between PARS (People at Risk Solutions) and Turuki Health Care. The initiative will launch later this year.

Other major grants approved so far in this financial year include:

• Northland Rugby Union Inc - a grant of $1,400,000 for building costs

• Tennis Auckland Region Inc - a grant of $2,000,000 for facility upgrade

• Three Kings United Football Club Inc - a grant of $750,000 for building costs

• Kauri Coast Recreational Society Inc - a grant of $1,033,000 for capital expenditure

Recent funding rounds have seen a number of grants to environmental groups, marae, and community organisations.


Grants to environmental groups included a grant of $294,500 to the Motutapu Restoration Trust for weed eradication, $148,000 to the Kaipatiki Project for operating costs, $64,500 to the Friends of Oakley Creek for operational costs (multi-year funding), and $100,000 to the Motu Kaikoura Trust (Great Barrier) for building costs.

Grants to support marae restoration and building projects included $250,000 to Tuhirangi Marae, $300,000 to Nga Tai E Rua Marae, and $250,000 to Mataitaua Marae.

Community support
Sixty two organisations providing community services were funded. These included grants to the Eastern Refuge Society ($80,000), English Language Partners ($80,000), Grandparents Raising Grandchildren ($99,000), Hestia Rodney Women’s Refuge ($75,000), Northland Disabled Charitable Trust ($60,000) and Taitokerau Education Trust ($100,000).

A list of the latest grants approved is attached.

Latest grants – Quick Response Grants; Round 5 2015

The Foundation’s Quick Response grants of up to $20,000 support community initiatives in the categories of Places (grants to conserve our physical and natural environment and cultural heritage), People (grants to community organisations working with high need communities in our region) and Participation (grants to support activity in the arts, culture and sport).


Te Paa A Parore Marae19,000
Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc12,000
Great Barrier Island Charitable Trust8,000
The Helensville Railway Station Trust20,000
The Kaikohe Project Promotions Charitable Trust20,000
Motuora Restoration Society Inc.12,000
Upper Wairoa Memorial Park Association Inc.15,000
Friends of Whatipu Inc.15,000
NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust5,000
Moths and Butterflies of New Zealand Trust3,000
Whangarei Theatre Company Inc6,000
Auckland Old Folks Association Inc.20,000
Waiuku District Cricket Club Inc7,500


The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa10,000
Tuvalu Community Trust13,500
Earth Action Trust10,000
Far North Disabilities Resource Centre20,000
Alzheimers Society Northland Inc.15,000
Silver Fern Motorsport Charitable Trust20,000
Dress For Success (Northland) Inc.19,000
Support Of Sexually Abused For Dargaville And Districts Inc20,000
Franklin Parents Centre Inc5,000
Pacific Information Advocacy and Support Services Trust (PIASS)14,000
Malologa Trust10,000
A.D.H.D. Association Inc16,000
Eating Disorders Association of New Zealand Inc.4,000
New Zealand AIDS Foundation10,000
Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation20,000
Wandersearch Auckland Charitable Trust10,000
Mid-way in Northland Day Services Trust20,000
West Auckland Parents Centre Inc.5,000
Waiuku Family Support Network Community Trust13,500
Mainly Music New Zealand Trust17,000
Parent and Family Resource Centre Inc5,000
A Better Chance Charitable Trust5,000
Papakura Support and Counselling Centre Inc20,000
Age Concern New Zealand Inc.6,000
SPACE Northland5,000
East Auckland Home & Budget Service Charitable Trust16,000
Whangarei Migrant Centre Inc20,000
Macular Degeneration New Zealand5,000
Watersafe Auckland Inc.18,000
New Zealand Nejashi Trust Inc.10,000
Te Raina Charitable Trust5,000
Family Support (Mid North)20,000
Te Rarawa Anga Mua Trust10,000
Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc3,500
Epilepsy Association of New Zealand10,000
The Grief Support and Education Charitable Trust5,000
Mothers Helpers7,000
Anglican Community Church of Birkdale/Beachhaven5,000
Genesis Youth Trust14,000
The Rosa Counselling Trust15,000
Children's Autism Foundation20,000
Komiti Marae Orakei Trust15,000
International Centre for Entrepreneurship20,000
Kaitaia Primary School5,000
Omanaia School5,000
Pukekohe North School5,000
Kaitaia & District Kindergarten Association10,000
Te Kao School5,000
Kamo Intermediate School5,000
Papatoetoe East Primary School4,000
Pakiri School5,000
Awanui School5,000
Mission Place Kindergarten9,000
Kaitaia Intermediate School5,000
Waiotira School5,000
Riverina School4,500
Rongomai Primary School5,000
Mangonui School5,000
Maungaturoto Primary School3,000
Te Kopuru School5,000
Hora Hora Primary School5,000
Totara Grove School5,000
Fountain of Knowledge Trust10,000
Pompallier Catholic School5,000
Kawakawa Bay Kindergarten10,000
Marsden Playcentre10,000
Northcote Point Community Creche Inc5,000
Freemans Bay Playcentre5,000
Dargaville Playcentre6,000
Kohanga Reo - Te Puna Reo O Takiwira10,000
Fotumalama O Le Taeao Aoga Amata10,000
Roscommon Kindergarten10,000
Kia Orana Punanga Reo Early Childhood Trust10,000
Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (Pakuranga) Trust Board10,000


North Shore Pasefika Forum16,500
Onerahi Central Cricket Club Inc.10,000
Artworks Theatre Inc15,000
Sharks Sports Trust5,000
Sunnybrae Bowling Club Inc20,000
Kumeu Arts Centre Inc20,000
Siale Huniva Trust3,000
Warkworth Tennis & Squash Club Inc20,000
Coast Swimming Club Inc3,000
North Shore United Hockey Club Inc3,700
The Kiwi Kids Life Skills Trust19,000
EnsembleImpact Educational Trust10,000
LVC Incorporated3,000
New Zealand Blind Lawn Bowling Association Inc5,000
Stage Challenge Foundation10,000
Auckland Downhill Club Inc.20,000
The Kamo Sports Charitable Trust Board20,000
FAGASA Inc.6,000
Hokianga Sailing Trust10,000
Opera North Inc.5,000
The Starjam Charitable Trust20,000
Auckland Netball Centre Inc.10,000
Waipu Rugby Squash Club Inc10,000
Whitford Pony Club Inc10,000
North Harbour Hockey Association Inc20,000
Eventing Auckland Inc10,000
Saintz Up Performing Arts Trust12,000
Maraetai Sailing Club Inc10,000
New Zealand Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights in Sri Lanka2,400
Hibiscus Coast Community Arts Council Inc1,500
Wellsford Boxing Sport and Fitness Club Inc.15,000
Te Kowhai Print Trust15,000
Tennis Northland Inc20,000
Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club Inc.10,000
The Boys Hut Trust10,000
Wellington Museums Trust20,000
The Ghanaian Association of New Zealand Inc.8,000
The New Zealand Comedy Trust20,000
Pakuranga Band Inc.5,000
Howick Children's And Youth Theatre Inc15,000
Hope Community Group Inc.2,500
African Film Festival New Zealand Trust20,000
Te Tuhi Contemporary Art Trust10,000
Orotokare Art Story Motion Trust20,000
Auckland Pacific Kilikiti Association Inc8,000
Be Free Inc.10,000
Auckland Choral Society Inc15,000
Centre City Music Theatre Society Inc.10,000
Papatoetoe Gymnastic Club Inc15,000
Ruapotaka Marae Society Inc5,000
Whangarei Young Mariners5,000
Manaia Health PHO Ltd10,000
Moerewa Rugby Football & Recreation Sports Club Inc14,000
The Lake House Trust20,000
New Zealand Tamil Society Inc.8,000

For the full grants list, please go to our website.


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